Independence Day Celebrations in Southwest Virginia

Millions of Americans will celebrate Independence Day with "driveway fireworks." (Pixabay/CC0)
Millions of Americans will celebrate Independence Day with "driveway fireworks." (Pixabay/CC0)

ROANOKE (WSLS10)– Dozens of celebrations are taking place throughout Southwest Virginia to honor our independence on this July 4. Some events are being cancelled or postponed due to weather concerns. Please check our updated list here:

Roanoke celebrates Independence Day with its annual fireworks show. Before the fireworks, enjoy patriotic music from Winds of the Blue Ridge at 7:30 p.m. at River’s Edge Sports Complex. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks show at the Salem Fair are expected to begin at around 9:30 p.m. They’ll be shot off from the Salem Red Sox stadium.

The Vinton fireworks display has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 5, because of bad weather. The evening will feature an aerial fireworks display by Grucci Firework at 9:30 p.m. Music will be presented by Cimarron Band and Jimmy Wilson’s Tribute to Willie Nelson beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Grammy Award nominated band, The WannaBeatles, will be performing at the Lexington July 4th Fireworks and Festival. In addition to music, there will be food and a classic car show.  The fun begins at noon with the fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Christiansburg kicks off its annual Fourth of July Celebration with a downtown festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature vendors, bands and a kids area. Monday night, the stadium at Christiansburg High School opens at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m.

Pulaski County honors veterans and members of the armed forces.  Several World War Two Veterans are expected to attend, including some that served under General George Patton.  The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Courthouse.

The town of Dublin holds its annual July 4th parade.  It starts at 11 a.m. at Dublin Middle School.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest celebrates Independence Day.  There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence, music and more.  Admission is $9 with activities starting at 11 a.m.

Botetourt County will be putting on a fireworks display, starting at 9 p.m. from Breckinridge Elementary School in Fincastle.

Enjoy fireworks in Radford. The show begins at 10 p.m. at Bisset Park, it’s expected to last about 20 minutes.

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